HP | XW8600 Workstation

According to HP, the “xw8600 Workstation delivers the extreme performance that allows you to tackle the most demanding challenge.” The xw8600 builds upon and advances the performance and expandability of the HP xw8400, providing power, versatility and reliability for massive compute and visual capacity.


At the time of its introduction, the HP xw8600 took high performance to new levels for computationally-intense applications, meeting the most demanding engineering, digital content creation, video and multimedia production challenges with the latest Intel® Dual-Core1 and Quad-Core processors. Integrating the Intel® 5400 chipset, the HP xw8600 delivers 4x the graphics processing throughput capability of previous generation systems along with support for high-end graphics cards and multiple displays. The 80 PLUS high-efficiency power supply and low-power processors provide maximum compute power while optimizing every watt of power.


Again, at the time of its introduction, the HP xw8600 had the greatest expandability and range of options in the HP Workstation family. Built on a space-efficient, tool-less chassis, the HP xw8600 is designed to make serviceability simple. The HP xw8600 is designed to run quietly and be less disruptive in a work environment.


• Rackable minitower

• Up to 128GB available with 16 DIMM slots and 8 GB DDR2-667 DIMMs

• Up to 5 SATA drives; 5 TB max; 80 GB6 (7200 rpm) SATA 3.0 Gb/s; or 160, 250, 500, or 1000 GB6 (7200 rpm) SATA 3.0 Gb/s NCQ; or 80 or 160 GB6 (10K rpm) SATA 1.5-Gb/s NCQ; 300 GB6 (10K rpm) 2.5” SATA 3.0 Gb/s NCQ; 73 or 146 GB6 (10K rpm) 2.5” SAS; or 73, 146, 300, or 450 GB6 (15K rpm) SAS

• External drive bays: 3 external 5.25-inch bays*; 5 internal 3.5-inch bays (4 with acoustic dampening rail assemblies) *Third external 5.25" bay is not full-depth, bottom bay is limited to 200 mm device depth.

• Drive controllers: Integrated 6 channel SATA 3.0 Gb/s controller, RAID 0, 1, 10, 5 capability; integrated 8 channel Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 3.0Gb/s controller supporting RAID level 0, 1, 10 capability (Factory integrated RAID is Microsoft OS’s only.); optional LSI 8888ELP 8-port, PCIe SAS RAID Controller with RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 capability

• Optical drives: DVD-ROM (SATA); DVD+/-RW Double Layer SuperMulti (SATA) with LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling (Microsoft Windows only, requires LightScribe media for labeling)


• High Definition Integrated Realtek ALC262 Audio; optional Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Audio Card


7 full length slots: 2 PCIe x16 Gen2 Graphics8, 2 PCIe (x8 mechanically, x4 electrically), 1 PCIe x8 (switchable as x1 or x8), 1 PCI-X 133 MHz slot, and 1 PC I 32-bit/33 MHz slot


Front: 2 USB 2.0; IEEE 1394; 1 microphone in; 1 headphone out

Internal: 1 USB 2.0

Rear: 5 USB 2.0; 1 IEEE 1394; 1 serial; 2 PS/2; 2 RJ-45 to integrated Gigabit LAN; 1 audio in; 1 audio out; 1 microphone in

Graphics (up to 2 cards)

Professional 2D: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290 (256MB); entry 3D: NVIDIA Quadro FX 370 (256MB) and NVIDIA Quadro FX 570 (256MB); mid-range 3D: ATI FireGL V5600 PCIe (512MB) and NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700 (512MB); high-end 3D: ATI FireGL V7700 (512MB), NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 (512MB), NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600 (768MB), NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 (1.5GB), NVIDIA Quadro CX (1.5GB), NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 (1.5GB), and NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 (4GB).

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Intel Xeon Multi-Core Processors 2 ea. E5420 Quad Core 2.5 GHz CPU 2 ea. E5450 3.00 GHz Quad Core
CPU Cache Layer 2 12MB per CPU 12MB per CPU
Memory, PC-5300 DDR2 ECC 4GB (4 X 1GB DIMM) 8GB (4 X 2GB DIMM)
Disk Controller Onboard SATA LSI 1068E SAS RAID
Disk Drives, 3.5 1 ea. 250GB SATA 7200 RPM 2 ea. 146GB SAS 15000 RPM
Removeable Media DVD-ROM Lightscribe DVD-ROM Lightscribe
USB 2.0 Ports 2 front and 5 rear 2 front and 5 rear
PCI Slots 2 PCI, 2 PCI Express x8, 2 PCI Express x16 for Graphics 2 PCI, 2 PCI Express x8, 2 PCI Express x16 for Graphics
Graphics Options Nvidia NVS 290 256MB Dual DVI Ports Nvidia FX3700 512MB Dual DVI Ports
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